Managing Inflammationby John Meadows on December 14, 2011
Inflammation is big business. With an aging population seeking to live a long and pain-free life, pharmaceutical companies are hard at work developing drugs to combat the many faces of inflammation. But this stuff isn’t just for old folks – young bucks looking to get bigger and stronger can benefit as well.
Inflammation is the body’s first response to an injury or infection. It was originally defined by the Latin words calor, dolor, rubor, and tumor, which mean heat, pain, redness, and swelling, respectively. What’s interesting is the pain, redness, and swelling aren’t directly caused by the infection or injury, but the immune system’s response to them.